Every fall, hunting season in Sorenson, Wisconsin, leads to some accidental injuries. Deputy coroner Mattie Winston just hopes the hunters don't bring any more business to her office. But somebody seems to have declared open season on land developers. One real estate developer who's recently come to town has been found dead in the woods, with an arrow through his neck. Now it's up to Mattie to get to the bottom of the killing.
That might be easier if she wasn't also hunting for Detective Hurley's teenage daughter, Emily, who has suddenly disappeared. With a homicidal William Tell out on the loose, Mattie is desperate to find Emily before the killer notches another arrow.
©2016 Beth Amos (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This is one of my favorite series. Mattie is funny, intelligent and realistic. I love her relationship with Hurley and the other supporting characters. The mystery was well written and very clever. The worst thing about this book is that it's over and I have to wait for another book to be published.
I love this book I laughed and cried . I love all the different stories going on and how the plot draws you in and makes you want more. I've waited a long time for this book andnCan't wait for the next one !!!!
This book explores several interesting topics. Dom's secret wish, mean girls, single mother turmol, the importance of commication and ferious love for family. Sounds vague and cheesy but i dont want to spoil anything. Good "road read" for family with teens.
I was wondering what was up with my favorite M E (medical examiner). I tracked this book down. Great story as usual. Great characters. Great narration! So why 4 stars? It just sort of felt like same old same old. But you know what? I'll still look forward to and mostly likely buy the next outing. Because I like my old friends...
I liked the first two books, but can't put my finger on why I haven't been able to finish the others. I think it's simply that I want more humor, which is a personal thing. The writing is pretty good, I like the characters mostly, and I learn a lot about forensics, but Maddie doesn't seem to enjoy herself ever since the first couple of books. It's all complain complain, as if she expected to get a gift card for having unprotected sex instead of another person.
Likes: Cozy mysteries (cats a plus), personal memoirs,not too dark fantasy, books about the brain. Dislikes: Torture, animal cruelty.
Once you get this far into a series like that it gets harder to accurately review the books. This book would not be interesting outside the context of the series, not useful as a stand alone story. I enjoyed it because I enjoy Mattie and Hurley and their friends. If you've read these books then you are used to the fact that there always has to be something interfering in their relationship. This time around it is Emily again. I was a bit disappointed by this since I thought we got over that last time, but I found the plots interesting and enjoyed the characters even if Mattie's immaturity occasionally gets on my nerves. Of course what fun would a perfect heroine be anyway? I already know I will get the next when it comes out.
Ryan has furthered the development of several characters in this latest installment, as well as providing a multi-layered story. I also liked that the case was solved without an extended and detailed confession by the murderer at what appeared to be the moment of triumph - when the evidence or the hero(ine) would be rendered useless. Can't wait for the next book in the series!
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